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To protect or shelter; to make good; to insure. To cover a check means to deposit sufficient funds in a bank account to pay the amount written on a check or checks.

The right of a purchaser to buy goods other than those that were originally contracted for as a remedy in the event of a breach of contract by the seller.

In contract law concerning sales transactions, the Uniform Commercial Code provides that a buyer may use cover for protection in an action for breach of a sales contract. The person may, in Good Faith, purchase substitute goods when a seller violates their contract by failure to deliver goods. The buyer may then recover the difference between the original goods or contract price and the cost of cover.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The movement has recently enjoyed a major resurgence, with both Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse covering tracks at last year's Glastonbury Festival.
The People has learned that as well as cleaning the bar and confiscating CCTV footage after the killing, Provo chiefs have also been busy covering tracks that might lead cops to the killers.
The Welsh band will be covering tracks for the soundtrack to I Am, staring Sean Penn and Michelle Pfeiffer.